UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness Presents:

Wellness at Turner Farm Community Education Series

Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, the kitchen offers space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices.

For class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.

TEACHING KITCHEN CLASSES

Potions & Pours: A Muddlers & Mixers Halloween Event

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Friday, Oct 13 

Why should the kiddos have all of the Halloween fun? Our own farming mixologist Joshua “Ju-on” Jones will teach you to conjure three devilish brews that you can bring to your own Halloween party this October! Come for the boos and stay for the booze (and frightfully good food from Chef “Michael Meyers” Michalak).

There will also be a costume contest with a spook-tacular prize!

Location: Studio Barn / Teaching Kitchen

Cost: $50

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Stocks & Soups

11 am-1 pm, Wednesday, October 18

Join Chef Stephanie Michalak for this fall-flavored course. Stocks & Soups is a hands-on workshop to explain the process of making stock, why stocks can be nutritious, and how to prepare stocks and soups cost- efficiently. Participants will learn fundamental cookery skills that enhance nutritious, well-balanced broths and stews. Techniques include knife skills, braising, and poaching. The course will discuss common stocks (vegetable, chicken, and beef) and simple soups worthy of autumn.

Additionally, the class will be held within the teaching kitchen so that the participants get hands-on experience making stock and soups before enjoying them (as well as a simple salad and crusty bread) for lunch.

Hands-on Recipes:

Vegetable and Chicken Stock

Chicken Noodle Soup

Caramelized Butternut Squash Soup

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Stew

Location: Studio Barn / Teaching Kitchen

Cost: $75

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The Forgotten Flavor of Lamb, Part 2

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday, October 24

In the second installment of this popular class, Chef Stephanie Michalak will demystify cooking lamb. Participants will learn fundamental protein cookery skills including searing and roasting. The course will discuss common lamb cuts, varietals of lamb, and popular ways to cook lamb as well as traditional flavor pairings.

Additionally, the class will be held within the Teaching Kitchen so that the participants get hands-on experience making lamb-centric dishes and a few sides that pair well with lamb.

Wine will also be available during the dinner portion for of age participants.

Dishes will include:

Smoky, Spicy Lamb Meatball Flatbreads with Sweet Potato Puree

Turkish Manti – Lamb Dumplings with Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Delicata Squash and Pears

Location: Studio Barn / Teaching Kitchen

Cost: $90

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Whole, Ancient and Local Grain Baking with Sarah Black

2:00- 4:00 pm, Friday, October 27

Famed bread baker and author Sarah Black is returning to the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen!

The nature of whole wheat flour implies mindful, healthful eating that can benefit all of us. Join Sarah Black, author of “One Dough, Ten Breads,” as we explore the goodness of whole grains and ancient grains, and the importance of the local grain movement.

We will make or demonstrate three whole wheat doughs, from simple to complicated, including whole wheat w/ lavender honey, whole wheat with toasted amaranth and sunflower seeds, and the finale loaf bursting with apples, figs, raisins and rosemary.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from one of the greats!

Location: Studio Barn / Teaching Kitchen

Cost: $85

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